Plum Trees
Q.

Can I prune the Plum Tree down to the trunk?

Zone 5, very near to 4 | Anonymous added on July 13, 2016 | Answered

Can I prune the Plum Tree down to the trunk and treat the trunk and cuts with fungicide and save the tree? Do I have to wait for winter? I had this tree clear of knots this spring, but now it is covered in knots. Even new shoots on the lower trunk have knots. I am very sensitive to fungus and toxic fungicides so I sprayed all the trees with Theives soap this spring. This tree is touching a cherry tree. I am hoping to keep this from spreading to that tree. There is fruit on the plum tree, but a lot of it is falling off. If any of the fruit survives to ripen, is it safe to eat?

A.
A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on July 14, 2016

I would wait until the fruit is off the tree and then you can prune as per the link below.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/plum/plum-tree-pruning.htm

00
Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.
Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Plum Trees
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert

Learn More